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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

Susan Smith, editor of TFN explores the ethics of embracing citizen reporting.

As the independence referendum looms, charities should be aware of the dangers of discriminating against staff members for political beliefs

The decision to uphold St Margaret’s adoption agency's appeal was a significant moment in the story of Scottish charity law.

The influence that some industries seem to have over public policy should be of concern to us all.

In ten years, the Scottish charity sector has doubled its income and created some remarkable social justice breakthroughs

From celebrity endorsements to benefits controversy, here are the top ten most-read news stories on

New Year’s resolutions – we love them; we hate them.

Employer's liability insurance is a legally required essential for any size of organisation.

Karen Wright who manages the SCVO Payroll Service gives some advice to smaller voluntary organisations.

Regardless of size or purpose, all charities must overcome the most common online roadblocks, says Heather Burns, website designer and consultant.